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Amicalola Falls State Park

240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534-1003
+1 706-265-4703
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Beautful

Been here 4 times. Great place to hike with kids of any age. It is pretty, kids love looking at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
axlrose1969
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Atlanta, Georgia
Nice once you reach the top

Two basic ways to get up to the top. One is a trail which turns into what is mostly a wide dirt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
expansiveworld
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Atlanta
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Home to more than 1,500 acres of mountainous terrain and the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
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  • Average2%
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240 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534-1003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here 4 times. Great place to hike with kids of any age. It is pretty, kids love looking at EVERYTHING. You will get a nice work out if you make it to the top, hiking. Give it a try.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two basic ways to get up to the top. One is a trail which turns into what is mostly a wide dirt road which I don't recommend just because it's about as aesthetically pleasing as the inside of a Costco. The other way, is up...More

Thank expansiveworld
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked at the bottom of the falls and hiked to the top of the falls. It was a pretty steep climb but worth-in once at the top. We took the stairs down and stopped at the mid-way point to take some photos. You can...More

1  Thank pawntakesqueen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Georgia's highest waterfall at 792ft. It is almost jaw dropping the first time you view it. It gets better and better the closer you get to it. You can hike up to the top of it two ways: either the stairs or the...More

Thank Ricky J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Amicalola falls on several occasions. I have been up the walking trails along the water falls. I have stayed at the Hotel, I have had, many meals at the Hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The views from the top of the...More

1  Thank W1496TEscottm
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We loved our trip to the Falls. Well worth the $5.00 fee to park. We drove down and parked. Walked .3 mile to get to the Falls, then walked 425 steps to the top. Very nice area up there. Well cared for. Steps and walkways...More

1  Thank angie s
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Very clean park. We hiked up the East Ridge Trail from the visitor center and then came down the stairs and took the Creek Trail back. All the trails were clean and well maintained. Georgia does a great job with their state parks.

1  Thank matthewcG3821PS
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Amicalola Falls the week of Thanksgiving Break. It was not crowded & my 8 and 5 year old kids enjoyed hiking all the steps. We started at the top & made our way down. They like the playground area the best of...More

Thank Erin K
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this park on Christmas Day. We did not know that there is $5 parking:( But the fee is worth to see this magnificent falls. It was cold the day that we visited , so we drove up to the West Ridge parking and...More

1  Thank amigo009
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This used to be one of our favorite places to go. In the past few years it seem that no one is taking care or the daily maintenance needs of the park. The part God provided is beautiful the falls are a must see. a...More

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JBryantAFSP, General Manager at Amicalola Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your review of our park. We appreciate your feedback and observations. I had reviewed your report of the damaged step and railing with our park staff and our team has been unable to pinpoint where you were specifically addressing. They reported that...More

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Trisha L
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Response from Wayne T | Reviewed this property |
The closest town is probably Ellijay, Ga. When we go, we usually rent a cabin. There are several companies to choose from, that you can research on the internet. Blue Ridge is a bit farther but it is slightly larger town. I... More
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Response from Mallard17GA | Reviewed this property |
The evergreens will have foliage but the hardwoods will be without leaves just like in the north.
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Response from Dree59 | Reviewed this property |
Not a great place to bring dogs if you plan on hiking to top of falls. A good portion of path is rocky and would be hard on paws. If you use the metal mesh stairs when the temperature is high, it would be painful for your... More
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